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10/27, 9:49 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Altmaier: Daily virus cases to double by end of week

Germany's Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said on Tuesday he expects the number of daily coronavirus infections in the country to double at about 20,000 cases by the end of the week.

Altmaier followed his comments at a German-French economic conference in Berlin by stating the exponential growth in COVID-19 infections will hinder economic recovery efforts in Europe.

Over the past several days, Germany has been reporting over 10,000 daily cases, prompting Chancellor Angela Merkel to reportedly consider imposing a nationwide "lockdown light" to force the closure of bars, restaurants, and public events.

Breaking the News / JC